Presented to St Leonard´s College in 1620 and 1646 by Sir John Scot of Scotstarvit (1585-1670) and his friends, the 1620 gift for the formation of a `class library´ in the humanities (Sir John Scot graduated from St Leonard´s College in 1605). It contains 64 volumes of continental works of the 16th and 17th centuries, chiefly in the humanities (classics and history).
Available through the guard book catalogue only. The collection has the prefix Scot.
RV Pringle, `An early humanity class library: the gift of Sir John Scot and friends to St Leonard's College (1620)´, The Bibliothek 7 (1974-75), pp33-54
Notes on the Scot collection by RV Pringle